Thursday, April 30, 2020

Learning Styles

Learning styles are essentially the concept that everybody learns differently from one another in different ways. For example, where one student might retain information better when the teacher is giving a lecture, another student might learn better by reading a book related to the topic. There are three different types of learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. While all this might sound reasonable, research on learning styles says otherwise. In fact, not only have researchers found no correlation between a student’s performance and catering to their learning style, some researches believe it could even be detrimental to some students. Out of all the topics we have covered in this class, this was the one I was most shocked to learn was untrue. A few of my teachers in high school would often refer to the different learning styles and in my own experience I’ve also found it easy to work with something on written paper than being told something.

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